In a scene that looked straight out of an apocalyptic movie, lightning bolts appeared to shoot upwards and light up the sky over the Acatenango Volcano in Guatemala in a viral video. The video was taken by a passerby, Derrick Steele, during a thunderstorm on July 10 but has only become viral now.
According to global volcanism programme of the Smithsonian Institution, the symmetrical and forested volcano forms an impressive backdrop to the city of Antigua, opposite from the Fuego and Acatenango volcanoes.
The isolated basaltic-andesite edifice makes it a prominent landmark visible from all directions. Its name (the water volcano) originates from a devastating mudflow on September 11, 1541, the outlet further said.